Research report 2017 - Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics

Quantum gravity and unification

Authors
Nicolai, Hermann
Departments
„Quantengravitation und Vereinheitlichte Theorien“
Summary
General relativity theory and the standard model of particle physics describe physical phenomena correctly over a vast range of distances and are nevertheless incomplete. In order to understand what is happening inside a black hole or at the Big Bang, a new unified theory is sought which contains the standard model and the theory of gravitation as limiting cases, but whose mathematical contradictions are overcome. Maybe reflections on symmetry can help here.

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